Troops Arrest ISWAP Informant Over Alleged Terror Plot in Borno (Photo)



A terrorist informant, Aji Dala, 45 has been arrested in Monguno Local Government Area of Borno State.


He was apprehended by Troops of Sector 3 Operation HADIN KAI and the Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF).


It was gathered that the suspect was arrested by the troops 242 Battalion in conjunction with Intelligence Operatives at Charamari area of the town on November 14, 2023. 


He was arrested in connection with a threat Letter purported to be from ISWAP terrorists on their plan to attack Monguno town on November 17, 2023. 


The letter, signed by one Amir Hallat Muhammed reads; “people of Monguno should be prepared. We (ISWAP) are coming to attack you on Wednesday.” 


According to security analyst and counter insurgency expert, Zagazola Makama, the letter had caused panic among residents of Monguno town even as it was later discovered that it was purported by the ISWAP element to cause panic. 


A competent military source who dispelled the apprehensions, said the military were ever ready to deal with any threat. 

“They have tried before and failed woefully, Let them try it, Monguno is their burial ground. They themselves know it,” said the source.